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Davide Casale

Associate Professor

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/07 Labour Law

Curriculum vitae

Member of the editorial board of the journals "Argomenti di diritto del Lavoro" (Issues in Labour Law, published by LaTribuna and previously by Wolters Kluwer), "Il lavoro nelle pubbliche amministrazioni" (Law and Employment in the Public Sector, published by Giappichelli and previously by Giuffrè) and "Italian Labour Law e-Journal" (ABIS-AlmaDL).    Member of the evaluation committee of the journals "Variazioni su temi di diritto del lavoro" (Themes in Labour Law, published by Giappichelli) and "" (by Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre).


2020-2023: Principal investigator of the PRIN research project “Dis/Connection: Labor and Rights in the Internet Revolution” (Italian Ministry of Universities and research, 2017 call for national priority research projects, SH2 Social Sciences and Humanities: Legal studies, constitutions, human rights, comparative law) with the Universities of Bologna, Napoli Federico II, Udine, Venezia Ca’ Foscari.

2018: Qualified as a Full professor in Labour Law (ASN: Italian national recognition).

2017-present: Associate professor in Labour and Employment Law at the Bologna University School of Law.

2006-17: Researcher in Labour and Employment Law, Bologna University School of Law.

2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15: Held the course in Employment Law in the Public Sector (60 hours), Bologna University School of Law.

2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09: Held the course in Social Security Law (48 hours), Bologna University School of Law.

2018-19: Held the course in Employment and Social Security Law (30 hours), Bologna University School of Management.

2019-20. Held the course in Employment Law in Maritime Sector (60 hours), Bologna University School of Law.

2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10: Visiting professor (24 hours course) at the Faculté de Droit, Université Paris X Nanterre.

2018-present: Member of the AESSS, Asociación Española de Salud y Seguridad Social.

2018: Gave talk titled “Poteri del datore di lavoro e nuove tecnologie: tendenze recenti nell’ordinamento giuridico italiano” at the international conference V Simposio Sobre Direito Do Trabalho e Tecnologia, Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasile, 25-26 maggio 2018.

2017: Gave talk titled “Worker’s illness, social security benefits and medical examinations” at the conference The Fourth Labour Reform in the Public Sector, Yearly Bertinoro Seminar, Bologna, 6-7 December 2017.

2016-19: Stand-in member of the Regional Emilia-Romagna Panel of Commissioners Responsible for public executives labour responsibility in the Healthcare, Professional, and Administrative sector for the three-year period 2016–19.

2016: Served as national research-quality-assessment peer reviewer (VQR, short for Valutazione Nazionale della Qualità della Ricerca) for the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research Systems (ANVUR) and the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR) relative to the period from 2011 to 2014.

2014-17: Under Ministerial Decree 47/2013, served as member of the Bologna Law School’s board for national self-assessment and credit-awarding relative to university courses: this position was jointly held with the coordinator of the Bologna University Undergraduate Programme in Legal Counselling for Enterprises and the Public Sector and was conferred by the programme’s board. Also served in 2016 on the board entrusted with processing the documentation submitted in the first round of ANVUR’s national periodic reassessment of the same degree.

2014: Member of a group selected by the Italian Association for Labour Law and Social Security (the aforementioned AIDLaSS) to present the Italian Report at the European Regional Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL:, Young Scholars Session, Dublin, 17–19 September 2014. The report was titled The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Evolution of Labour Law in National Legal Systems (edited by M. Corti, M. Delfino, and C. Spinelli), in which is found D. Casale, “Pension Reforms” (the AIDLaSS-selected group also included W. Chiaromonte, D. Comandè, M. Corti, M. Delfino, M. Faioli, C. Lazzari, A. Lepore, E. M. Mastinu, M. Militello, F. Ravelli, F. Santini, I. Senatori, C. Spinelli).

2013: Gave a talk on workers’ illness as an issue in the welfare state: titled “Malattia tra economia e welfare,” delivered on 24 May 2013 at the international symposium Salute-malattia paradigma della pólis (Health/illness as a paradigm for the polis), held at the Dante Alighieri Theatre in Ravenna, 22–24 May 2013, organized in collaboration with the University of Lübeck, the Université de Montréal, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Loyola University (Chicago), and Emilia-Romagna Region.

2010: Gave a talk titled “Prospettive in tema di sciopero e partecipazione in Italia” (Perspectives on the question of labour strikes and collective action), delivered on 10 Dec. 2010 at the international colloquium Construire la paix et la démocratie (Building peace and democracy), 9–11 Dec. 2010, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, La Défense, Paris. 2010–present. Member of the G. Ghezzi and F. Mancini Centre for the Study of Labour Law at the University of Bologna.

2009: Gave a speech titled “I concorsi e le conferme dei professori universitari di prima fascia, tra passato e futuro” (The competitive and selection process for the position of full professor: Between past and future) at the conference titled Percorsi di ricerca e di carriera: i convegni, i concorsi e le conferme (Research and career avenues: Conferences, competitions, and selections), Yealry Bertinoro Seminar, 22-23 Oct. 2009.

2008-10: Member of the panel for evaluating the research output of each professor of law at the University of Bologna. 2007-present. Serving uninterruptedly as principal investigator in targeted basic research projects of the University of Bologna (under the so-called “ex 60%” funding scheme): this activity includes a 2007 project (renewed in 2008) on the legal commentary devoted the plan to reform the labour market in Italy, a 2009 project on the inspections carried out to prevent sick-leave abuse in the public sector, and a 2010 project on the chain of causation leading to unlisted occupational diseases for the Italian National Institute for Occupational Accident Insurance (INAIL, short for Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione Infortuni sul Lavoro).

2006-17: As adjunct professor of the University of Bologna, carried out elective frontal teaching and continuous tutoring, while acting in this ten-year period as supervisor, co-supervisor, or tutor for over 115 undergraduate theses in the Labour Law disciplinary sector (IUS/07) at the Bologna University School of Law.

2006-07: Under the PRIN programme (Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale), acted as member of a 12-month nationwide project devoted to the problem of financing trade unions. In this project—coordinated by Prof. F. Carinci and funded by the aforementioned MIUR under the “ex 40%” funding scheme (Ministerial Decree No. 2932/Ric of 2006, issued under the scope of Ministerial Decree no. 287 of 23 Feb. 2005)—I was part of the local research unit based at the Bologna University School of Law and worked on the question of union dues and worker pay.

2006: Studied private pension reform in Italy under a fellowship awarded by the Italian Insurance Oversight Body ISVAP (now named IVASS).

2006: Was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Comparative and EC Labour Law (University of Ferrara), with a thesis on temporary-agency work, and with summer research periods in 2004 at the London School of Economics and in 2005 at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), London.

2005: Admitted to practice law in Italy, Bologna Court of Appeal.

2004-present. Co-editor of the laws-and-regulations news department in the periodical Il lavoro nelle pubbliche amministrazioni (Law and Employment in the Public Sector, published by Giappichelli and previously by Giuffrè). 2006–present. Editor of the Italian Supreme Court news department in the aforementioned periodical.

2005 (first semester): Entrusted by the Bologna University School of Law as secretariat for the academic office of the Bologna campus, and also as a tutoring teacher, in a Formez project supported by by ARAN (the Italian agency representing the interests of the government’s public-sector bodies in national collective bargaining) and by the Department of the Public Function of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office. The project was aimed at training 153 experts to resolve labour disputes so that they could officially qualify in arbitration chambers as “single arbitrators for government work” under the national framework collective labour agreement of 23 Jan. 2001.

2003-04: Formed part of the research unit on regional authorities in a research project commissioned by the Italian Department of Public Administration and having as its object the labour law governing the employment of civil service executive officers in Italy.

2003-present: Member of the Italian Society for Labour and Social Security Law (AIDLaSS).

2003: Selected by the aforementioned AIDLaSS to participate in the international Pontignano XX seminar on nonstandard forms of employment, 20-26 July 2003, Certosa di Pontignano (SI).

2002: Earned a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Bologna.